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September 27th 2023

9:00am - 2:00pm

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg (50 N. Martingale Rd)

Schaumburg Ballroom

Parking is Complimentary



Welcome back to the 10th annual CIOarena Chicago conference. CIOarena is host to 75+ local IT leaders and management, enabling you to develop strategic relationships within your community, all within a conducive and unguarded environment. 

The no gimmicks single-track agenda delivers maximum value within a short time frame. CIOarena provides access to the most cutting-edge technologies and solutions; necessary for maintaining a competitive advantage. The insights and best practices shared by our industry experts will guide you in the right direction and the knowledge you walk away can be integrated into your role immediately. 

The event also includes a five star breakfast, lunch, networking, and a prize raffle. CIOarena selectively partners with a small group of solution providers that bring the 'best-of-the-best' to the table, but also ensure total comfort and quality for our audience. Top-tier hotels add a touch of a class and an exclusive feel to the day.


CIOarena is an invitation-only event. If you have not been formally invited by one of our staff, please complete the registration form to be considered for attendance. If you received an invite code or were referred by colleague/peer, please input that information in the form. Completing this form does not guarantee you a seat at CIOarena until a member of our team has contacted you with a confirmation email.

In order to maintain our exclusivity and provide the best experience, all registrations are screened by our delegate acquisition team for relevance and qualifications. We ask that all registrants meet the following criteria at minimum:

  • Must bear an IT/tech-related title or responsiblity
  • Must NOT have a title in sales, marketing, consulting, etc
  • No self-employed single person companies
  • All of the above must be true to attend
  • Why Attend?


8:30am to 9:00am - Early Access

Trying to beat the morning traffic? Doors open for all 'early birds' 30 minutes before the official start time.

9:00am to 10:00am - Networking & Breakfast

Fuel your morning with a five-star breakfast and openly network with fellow peers, leaders, and industry experts.

10:00am to 11:00am - Expert Discussions & Insights

Tune in to a series of captivating discussions that promise to unlock your full potential and empower you to become an unstoppable IT leader. Our experts will equip you with the tools & knowledge to stay at the forefront of innovation, security, and technology overall.

11:00am to 12:00pm - the CIOarena Lounge

Step into our exclusive networking lounge for an opportunity to connect with industry trailblazers and like-minded peers. This is your chance to exchange ideas and build invaluable relationships that will shape your professional journey. After an invigorating series of discussions, the lounge offers the perfect setting to seek answers to any lingering questions or delve deeper into the topics that matter most to you.

12:00pm to 01:00pm - Expert Discussions & Insights

Buckle up for round two of our expert-led discussions and game-changing insights! Dive deep into the latest trends, strategies, and innovations that will propel you towards unmatched success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your horizons and stay ahead of the curve. 

01:00pm to 01:45pm - The CIOarena Feast

Prepare your taste buds for the CIOarena Feast! Come together to ignite discussions, engage in friendly debates, and challenge the status quo of the Office of the CIO, all over a delicious five-star lunch.

01:45pm to END - Networking & Prize Raffles

In our final block of time, take a moment to solidify the connections you've made, seek answers to lingering questions, and exchange any final insights & ideas. We conclude the day with a live prize drawing that includes numerous high end prizes such as: a 4K drone, $250 Gift Card, Apple Airpods, and much more

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